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Fool-Proof Pranks for the Office

Hamsa Ramesha | NonProfitPeople

March 31, 2010

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April Fools is just around the corner, and that means you’ve either got a nefarious prank up your sleeve, or are planning to take some PTO to avoid being pranked. Whatever type of funny business you choose for April Fools’ Day, make sure that you don’t cross the line and get yourself fired or involved in a lawsuit! Follow these guidelines when thinking up your practical joke to protect your career, and possibly, your colleagues.

- Consider the level of embarrassment or disruption your prank could cause at work.

- What kind of consequences will your joke have? Anything that could be potentially long term or career-damaging should be avoided.

- What’s your motive? If it’s revenge, it’s not a prank. Back off now.

- Who is your victim? If your boss is your target, tread carefully. Be extra cautious when fooling employees who are higher up the corporate ladder. The higher they are, the harder they fall.

In the meantime, check out these five office-friendly pranks that you can use to laugh it up come April 1st! We’ve put together a mixed batch of humorous pranks that won’t get you fired, but will get you laughs.

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